Tag Archives: montane tropics

Birds in space… (multidimensiaonal trait-space that is)

An animated rotation of a plot of cloud forest bird species in their multidimensional trait space, showing vectors of trait variables, and spiders linking groups defined from a separate clustering analysis. A small success in R yesterday, I finally managed … Continue reading

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Presentation: Land-use, Climate Change and Avian Ecosystem Services in the Montane Neotropics: Managing for Resilience.

A 3d plot generated in R, showing a simulated landscape, onto which I mapped the estimated functional richness of Villeger et al (2008), calculated for our community of Andean cloud forest birds. The second presentation I gave at ATBC in … Continue reading

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“Conexiones”

https://www.flickr.com/photos/complicando/sets/72157644055360763/ Its is a short drive from Cali over the misty peaks of Los Farallones, past El Dieceocho, to the pacific slope of Colombia’s Western Cordillera.  But in this  distance, many things change, both in terms of the visible environment, … Continue reading

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Páramo las Delicias and Puracé

Sedge Wren (Cistothorus platensis) I have to admit that after a month falling in love with Villa de Leyva, Popayán, another of Colombia’s famously colonial cities was a little under-whelming.  Her cobbled streets had been paved over in the 1930s, … Continue reading

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Colombia- Valle del Cauca- Dapa and El Dieceocho

Colombia-Cauca-Dapa and El Dieceocho, a set on Flickr. Dapa and El Dieceocho Despite having lived or traveled in some of the biggest cities in the world (Rio De janeiro, Mexico City) and some of the most livable (Brisbane, Oslo?) and … Continue reading

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Montezuma’s gold

Colombia-Risaralda-Montezuma, a set on Flickr. It hardly seemed possible, but if anything the abundance and diversity of the avifauna increased at our next destination. The second of three landscapes in the system under study as part of our project, Montezuma … Continue reading

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Colombia-Reserva La Mesenia

Colombia-Reserva La Mesenia, a set on Flickr. From a sacred Andean Lake to the wettest place in the world, almost…  Perched at 1600 m altitude in the western cordillera of the Colombian Andes, Fundacion Colibri’s “Reserva La Mesenia” is only … Continue reading

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